Another Man Arrested for Wielding a Chopper on Wednesday, The 4th Blade Incident This Week

Uh, yes, there’s another blade case in Singapore again.

And the last time I checked, Mediacorp wasn’t recruiting anyone for a new sword-fighting TV programme.

Before you scramble to see if any of the cases are linked with each other (I know, we’re all kaypoh about this to a certain extent), here are all the details you need to know about the most recent case in Singapore involving a blade.

Man Arrested for Wielding Chopper

On Wednesday (16 March), a 77-year-old man was arrested by the police for criminal intimidation and possession of an offensive weapon.

The violent incident occurred at 29 Bendemeer Road, where two men had allegedly gotten into a fight before fleeing the scene.

Apparently, one of them had a chopper in his hand.

In a police statement yesterday (17 March), the police confirmed that they were alerted to a fight between two men at 29 Bendemeer Road on 16 March through calls from members of the public. The police were notified at approximately 6.55 pm.

Through footage from police cameras, the police then managed to catch the man who was holding a chopper less than two hours after the incident occurred.

According to investigations thus far, the only way in which the man had used the chopper was when he swung it at the other man during their fight. He did not injure anyone with it.

The 77-year-old will be charged in court today (18 March).

If convicted of criminal intimidation, he faces up to two years’ imprisonment, a fine or both.

On the other hand, being charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place may result in an individual facing up to three years in jail and a minimum of six strokes of the cane.

Other Recent Blade Incidents

Over the past week, there have been three other incidents relating to blades.

All three incidents occurred on Monday (14 March).

A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged on Wednesday (16 March) with one count of voluntarily causing hurt with a samurai sword after he attacked a number of cars and pedestrians near Buangkok Square mall on Monday afternoon.

Over at Strathmore Avenue near Queenstown, a 33-year-old man was arrested after slashing two people with a razor blade. He was charged with two counts of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means in court on Wednesday (16 March).

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On Monday night after 9 pm, another 27-year-old man was arrested at Bukit Batok after he threw a knife at a police officer’s right cheek.

The police officer was present at the scene after responding to a call for assistance due to the commotion that the man was causing at the time.

After his arrest, the police found five more knives while raiding his home. All six knives were seized by the police.

Similarly, he was charged on Wednesday (16 March) as well. He was handed charges for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty, carrying an offensive weapon in a public place, and abetting the offence of possessing offensive weapons.

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